CWS is calling for urgent support for the civilians displaced by the conflict in Sri Lanka. Now that the fighting is over between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the government in north- eastern Sri Lanka, the priority must be meeting the needs of Tamils without home or livelihood. Many of them are traumatised by the months of vicious fighting and dependent on outside sources of relief supplies. They have no belongings or resources and the demand is overwhelming the already overcrowded camps. The immediate priority is food, shelter and medical care. CWS partners are already responding.
What you can do:
- Donate now: Online, by phone on 0800 74 73 72 or download donation form
- Remember Sri Lanka in your prayers. Read our prayer
- Celebrate Asia Sunday on 24 May or another suitable day as part of the Christian Conference of Asia. This year the resources have been prepared by the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka. Download the resources here.
- Find out more: Read a 2004 CWS backgrounder on the conflict and check out our newsroom for latest media releases